by Patrick Appel
Greg Sargent analyzes:
As always, this doesn't prove that health reform is popular. In fact, the poll finds that the number of Americans who hold an unfavorable view of the law has gone up, and now stands at 50-41. But drill down into public attitudes and there's no sign that this translates directly into support for getting rid of the law. When you offer folks a range of options, support for repeal suddenly drops rather dramatically.
This supports the argument that the case for repeal gets tougher and tougher to make once you begin to talk specifics -- and also stands as yet another sign that health reform is here to stay.